People should have IDs to vote

Published 10:45 am Saturday, October 13, 2012

I would love for the citizens of this country not to have to prove who they are to vote. I would love for everyone who has the right to vote to get out and vote. I would love for the people in this country who have no right to vote in our elections to keep their noses out of our elections. I would love the politicians in this country to stop pandering to a certain ethnic group in this country for their votes by promising amnesty and the ability to stay in this country without harassment, if only they’ll vote for them.

Well, excuse me, but where do they earn the right to vote for these politicians and why are the politicians asking them to vote for them when they know it’s illegal? I lived in a large community for 20 years and was shocked that the only thing required to vote was an electric bill to prove they were residents of the city, although they were certainly not residents of this country, which were proven by news reports. Citizens of this country have the right to vote. If you can’t speak English, can’t read English, then it’s your responsibility to learn if you are a citizen and you want to vote. If you are not a citizen of this country, then don’t bother going to a polling booth, you don’t belong there.

The fact that the elderly and underprivileged have to get themselves a government ID is the fault of the politicians who invite the illegal aliens to vote in our elections by promising them things they have no right to be promising. If you have a problem with the cost of getting an ID, start worrying about the cost if we keep allowing residents of other countries to vote and decide our elections. People assume that all underprivileged or senior citizens want to vote. Maybe you need to check their voting histories before complaining about the cost, because if they don’t vote, they don’t need the ID. We as citizens need to protect our constitution, which means preserving the integrity of our voting system. If you don’t have an ID, you should get one.

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Kathy Diaz

Albert Lea